Report cards may be more in-depth

If all goes according to plan, Unity elementary school students could be bringing home more comprehensive report cards next year.
Administrators brought the idea of more standards-based report cards to the Unit 7 school board at its meeting last Tuesday.

Free dyslexia workshop on resiliency slated for Oct. 27

“The Role of Resiliency in Dealing with Dyslexia,” a free workshop, is scheduled from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Urbana Free Library Auditorium, 200 W. Green St., Urbana.

Oct. 21 Unit 7 school board meeting agenda

Board of Education Meeting
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
UJHS Media Center, Tolono
7:00 p.m.
1.  Call to Order
2.  Roll Call

3.  Pledge of Allegiance

4.  Adopt Agenda for regular meeting
5. Consent Agenda Items:

Carrie Busey students sample school garden sweet potatoes

To recognize the National School Lunch Program and the 30 million children it serves every day, Champaign Unit 4 school district schools celebrated National School Lunch Week from Oct. 12 through 16. The theme, “School Lunch Snapshot,” was all about sharing the best images of today’s school lunches.

Unity West holds ag safety days

Unity West Elementary School had a Progressive Agriculture Safety Days on Sept. 18.
Carle’s Center for Rural Health & Farm Safety and its partners scheduled the event to help mark National Farm Safety and Health Week, which was Sept. 20 through 26.

Giant-sized doll teaches Tolono preschoolers about internal organs

A stuffed friend helped some Tolono youngsters learn about basic nutrition and anatomy on Friday.
Bob Hasty brought Stuffee, a 7-foot, 150-pound doll with a zippered front that allows easy access to his “organs,” to the Hand in Hand Daycare and Preschool.
Hasty told the approximately 50 children that Stuffee was “born” in 1983 at the University of Pittsburgh.

Unity graduates 119 students on Sunday

Their diplomas prove that they have accomplished great things at Unity High School.
That was what Superintendent Andrew Larson told the 199 newest Unity graduates on Sunday during the school’s 66th annual commencement exercises. Larson’s son Josh was among those receiving diplomas, and the superintendent showed emotion while sharing words of advice.

New members inducted into NHS

After the Hall of Fame members were inducted, 21 Unity students were inducted into the National Honor Society.

Kindergartner gets to be principal for a day

Kindergartner Lilly Daly wants to be a school principal when she grows up.
The St. Thomas Catholic School student got a little training in that occupation last Thursday when she became the school’s principal for a day.
Daly’s parents bid on the honor at the silent auction during St. Thomas’ annual trivia night on April 11.

Junior high classes teach more than traditional subjects

Unity Junior High School eighth-graders are getting lessons that go beyond the traditional reading, writing and ‘rithmetic.
Two exploratory classes called Journey and Quest last for a quarter each.

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